expressed frustration at the changes that have been made. i know my time is up, but i have one more quick question, and it has to do with the s.t.a.r.t. treaty. is russia in compliance, in your opinion, with the new s.t.a.r.t.? i know that's a big change of topic. [laughter] >> senator, at this, in this current state that i am in, i am not privy to all of the information with regard to compliance. if confirmed, obviously, i would be fully transparent with you within my responsibilities -- >> okay. then here's my last question, anyone who wants to answer. maybe, general, you could help with this. did the administration seek or receive any input from our nato allies ahead of the president's announcement two weeks ago about additional cut toss the u.s. strategic nuclear arsenal? did we talk to our nato allies, and if we did, what was their reaction? >> senator, i'm not aware of that. i'm, obviously, not following that issue at that time. but i can, i can investigate this and come back to you.